The first table below looks at the demand for Performance Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Performance Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Performance Testing
Rank 107 108 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Performance Testing 12 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.67% 0.40% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.53% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 21
Average salary £30,000 £49,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.77% +24.05%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1442 1321 1792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.01% 76.36% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1070 1594
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,750 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Performance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Performance Testing across the Cheshire region.

Performance Testing Salary Trend in Cheshire

Performance Testing
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Performance Testing within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 8 £30,000 -
Knutsford +5 3 £44,000 -10.20%
Performance Testing
North West

Performance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing.

1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
3 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) Release Management
3 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 5 (33.33%) System Testing
5 5 (33.33%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) IBM
6 4 (26.67%) PMI
6 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
6 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) CSQA
6 4 (26.67%) MBA
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (26.67%) MSTest
6 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (20.00%) V-Model
7 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework

Performance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Performance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Performance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) MSTest
2 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
1 12 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (53.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) PMI
1 4 (26.67%) Mainframe
1 4 (26.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Software Testing
2 7 (46.67%) Release Management
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 5 (33.33%) System Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 3 (20.00%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
7 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Validation
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) CSQA
3 4 (26.67%) PMI Certification
3 4 (26.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Ab Initio